Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, hard rocking band Metallica has embarked on a 3D movie project in which they invoke the excitement of their live shows, add a documentary-like storyline to it, and give you the feeling of being up close and personal with the musicians via the magic of 3D.
The film will be told in a narrative style, but will contain concert footage. It will begin production this August and will be released next summer, in 2013.
The members of Metallica are excited to be working with Antal. Drummer Lars Ulrich raved,
“I’ve been a fan of Nimród’s since his first Hungarian film, Kontroll, showed up at Cannes in 2004 and blew everybody away. I’ve watched with excitement his career in Hollywood blossom over the last few years. Within five minutes of meeting him I was addicted to his enthusiasm, his take on the creative process and his ‘thinking outside the box’ personality.”
Antal was equally as excited to be working with the band, as he stated,
“Metallica has always been a huge part of my life, and it’s an incredible opportunity when we get to work with our heroes. We are going to harness the powerful and almighty energy of Metallica’s live shows, inject a narrative into it, and shoot it in 3D to elevate the entire experience.”
Up until recently, Metallica has been vague about what the 3D movie would entail or when it would be released. Ulrich explained it was new territory for the band and they would be taking it rather slowly, but it has been circling everyone’s heads for about two years. Ulrich said,
“Getting your own 3D movie off the ground is easier said than done, but we’re doing our best and we have a window for that later in the year that we’re hoping to still make happen. We just want to make sure that we don’t throw ourselves out into something that gets so completely overwhelming that the whole thing just blows up in our face.”
With a director like Antal, I’m sure the movie will be a departure from your typical rockumentary. Nimród has been involved with projects such as Vacancy, starring Kate Beckinsdale and Luke Wilson, as well as Predators, starring Adrien Brody, among other wonderful films.
By Ikam Acosta